10 Oct 2022

VannameiTip #47

India focuses on black tiger shrimp: 500,000 tons in five years.

At the recent Global Shrimp Forum, it was said that due to a number of factors that have negatively affected vannamei shrimp production since 2017, black tiger shrimp is becoming increasingly attractive to farmers in some shrimp-producing areas in the India.

It was explained that although the production of black tiger shrimp has been declining for many years, this is mainly due to the use of poor quality, slow growing and disease prone wild varieties. It was confirmed that BMC’s Moana is producing seedlings with better yields, which are very popular with farmers.

As a species native to India, the black tiger shrimp is more resistant to pathogens such as EHP than the vannamei shrimp, and production of this species requires less technology and infrastructure, and can grow to over 50g. Therefore, more and more black tiger shrimp will be farmed in the future. It was predicted that by 2023, 80-90% of farmers in Gujarat would be farming black tiger shrimp.

India has harvested 34,000 tons of black tiger shrimp between 2021 and 2022, but it is estimated that 70,000 tons of black tiger shrimp will be harvested between 2022 and 2023, which may reach almost 500,000 tons in the next five years.

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India focuses on black tiger shrimp: 500,000 tons in five years.

This post was written by: Lily - Senior Analyst

Lily - Senior Analyst

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